March 12, 2009

Volume 105, Issue 48

Stories from the March 12, 2009 issue of the GW Hatchet. View a PDF version of this issue.

Kvancz says Hobbs will stay

Head men’s basketball coach Karl Hobbs will return next year, GW’s director of athletics told The Hatchet on Tuesday. “Karl Hobbs will be the coach next year. He understands what is expected – his expectations might even be higher than mine,” Jack Kvancz said. In the past several weeks, there has been a growing sentiment […]

Tom Braslavsky: Spring break safety

Web Extra For a few months this year, I was contemplating going on an all-inclusive spring break trip to Cancun. With the economy down, package prices were relatively cheap and I thought it would be really nice to go somewhere fun with my new college friends. I imagined the real spring break experience: beach, sun […]

Students propose smoking ban

A group of graduate students is lobbying administrators to ban smoking on all University-owned property, but it remains unclear exactly where GW would be allowed to enforce the ban. Campus for Clean Air, an unofficial student organization created by three graduate students in the School of Public Health and Health Services, is leading the push […]

Panel stresses studies in humanities

Web Extra More students should study subjects like law, literature and history, stressed a panel of University administrators, philanthropists and a Supreme Court justice Monday evening in the Jack Morton Auditorium. Members of Congress, GW faculty and other academic leaders gathered to hear the panelists discuss the challenges facing the humanities – the overarching field […]

Burned woman found on campus, taken to hospital

University Police Department officers escorted a badly burned homeless woman to the GW Hospital Monday morning after she wandered onto campus, UPD Chief Dolores Stafford said Tuesday. Officers found the woman – who was disoriented and not wearing a shirt – in the 2100 block of H Street early Monday morning, Stafford said. They took […]

JEC boots Boyer from Student Association runoff

Thursday, March 12, 2:26 a.m. Correction appended The independent body that oversees Student Association elections voted unanimously early Thursday to remove presidential candidate Kyle Boyer from the runoff election. The Joint Elections Committee found Boyer, a junior, guilty of failing to report the use of a friend’s car on H Street, which he borrowed to […]

NBA owner named to Business School hall of fame

Washington Wizards owner and GW alumnus Abe Pollin was inducted into the GW School of Business Sports Executives Hall of Fame at a ceremony in the Smith Center on Monday. National Basketball Association Commissioner David Stern gave a speech at the Smith Center Monday afternoon recognizing Pollin’s business and philanthropic endeavors. University President Steven Knapp […]

Foggy Bottom Grocery may become sandwich shop

Two GW graduates are in talks with the University to become tenants of the building now occupied by the Foggy Bottom Grocery near the corner of 22nd and F streets. Former Student Association President and 2005 graduate Kris Hart and 2006 graduate Devlin Keating hope to take over the grocery store, which will be prime […]

Campus Calendar

Thursday U.S. Foreign Policy Priorities: Presidential Transitions and the Confirmation Process How are presidential transitions made? Learn why the transition process is necessary and how it works. 5:30 p.m. Room 505 in 1959 E Street National College Comedy Competition GW’s receSs hosts a live stand-up comedy show. The funniest eight students will advance to a […]

Knapp pushes funding for humanities

University President Steven Knapp told the National Humanities Association Tuesday afternoon that it is more important than ever to fund the study of humanities. Knapp, a former professor of English literature, emphasized the implications of the economic crisis on funding for advanced humanities studies and research during a speech in the Marvin Center. About 200 […]